Library in the 1940s and 50s

To continue our celebration of 60 years of free public lending in Fremantle, let’s take a look through some photographs that Local History dug up from the archives.


Ladies at the front desk, taken sometime in 1948 or 1949. Marble tops and potted plants!


A shot of the interior of the Evan Davies Civic Library, taken in the early 50s.


You hear that? The only free adult lending library. At least it was the case in 1953, much has changed since then. Today there are 232 free public libraries throughout the state.

Coming up, the 1960s…


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